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Indigenous peoples file complaints vs AFP

MANILA — Katribu joined Indigenous peoples from Ifugao and Lianga, Surigao del Sur as they filed complaints of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ violations of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) on May 10.

National minorities unmask Oplan Kapayapaan

QUEZON CITY — “In the end phase of the imperialist crisis, it is in the last frontiers of resources – in the ancestral domains of indigenous peoples and territories of national minorities that we see the aggression of the ruling classes, ” reacted Professor Fatima Castillo on the reports of human rights and international humanitarian law violations against national minorities.

Rally at the 503rd IB

Kalinga folk, with other delegates to Cordillera Day 2017 stormed the gates of the head quarters of the 503rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army in Tabuk City calling for the pull out of army troops in the province on April 25.

Bandillo: Surface Jonas Burgos!

April 28, marks the 10th year since the abduction of activist Jonas Burgos in 2004. In broad daylight, in a busy Hapag Kainan restaurant inside Ever Gotesco mall along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City, he was reportedly taken by a group of armed men then taken to a maroon Toyota Revo (later traced to the 56th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army) waiting in the parking lot.

Barangay captain stands firm that AFP bombing caused forest fire in Abra town

MALIBCONG, Abra — Marcos Sangdaan, the barangay captain of Lat-ey village in Malibcong town, Abra province maintains that the fire that consumed their communal forest was due to the airstrikes by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) amid claims of the Philippine Army that the fleeing New People’s Army rebels caused the fire.

Tanglag stories of courage: Seeds of hope (2/2)

Manuel Elizalde Jr. still rings a bell among the I-Tanglag as he was the (in)famous personality representing the Presidential Arm for National Minorities (PANAMIN) who went to their village professing that PANAMIN will help them progress.

Statements: The celebration of Cordillera Day

April 24 remains a historic and significant date for the Cordillera peoples. It was in the evening of this day in 1980 when soldiers belonging to the Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Division, under Lt. Leodegario Adalem, fired at two houses in the village of Bugnay, Tinglayan, Kalinga.

The Malibcong bombings

Barangay Buanao in Malibcong town of the province of Abra was recently shaken by a bombing run by the AFP and on going military operation since March 14, 2017.

Abra village asks for ceasefire

MALIBCONG, Abra — The barangay council of Buanao village in Malibcong town of Abra province expressed support to the continuation of the peace negotiations between the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and called for a ceasefire declaration.